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   Chapter 22 LA DOTE D'ORSOLINA. No.22

First Italian Readings By Various Characters: 553

Updated: 2017-12-04 00:03

[1] stato civile. The stato civile, or "social state" of persons is their condition as regards the principal facts of existence: birth, marriage, death, etc., and involves the recording of these events in the public registers.

[2] Como, town north of Milan, near the Swiss


[3] un ambrosiano all'antica, a Milanese of the old school.

[4] va ronzando... figliuola, is hovering about your daughter; ronzare, to buzz, hum, then to rove, ramble.

[5] Brera, well-known picture gallery at Milan, open to the public gratis on certain days.

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